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Hammers to land £9.8m SWP

 

By IAN McGARRY and SHAUN CUSTIS

January 04, 2007

 

 

WEST HAM believe they have landed Shaun Wright-Phillips in a £9.8million deal.

 

The Upton Park club have agreed the fee with Chelsea.

 

SunSport can reveal Hammers chief Alan Curbishley is confident of signing Wright-Phillips, 24, and is just awaiting permission to finalise the player’s personal terms.

 

West Ham’s new owner Eggert Magnusson and Chelsea have ironed out the transfer.

 

But Blues boss Jose Mourinho has yet to give his permission for the sale.

 

He is wary of losing another player when Joe Cole could miss the rest of the season through injury and Dutch star Arjen Robben is out with a muscle tear.

 

Mourinho wants to bring in a top-quality replacement before saying ‘Yes’ to Wright-Phillips going.

 

Porto’s Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma is a Mourinho target. But he is ineligible to play in the Champions League, as he is cup-tied.

 

West Ham are desperate to add the flying Wright-Phillips to their struggling squad in a bid to stave off relegation.

 

Maugnusson believes investing such a huge sum would be a clear sign of the club’s faith in Curbishley, despite Monday’s six-goal thrashing at Reading.

 

Wright-Phillips, keen to remain in London, has another option if the Hammers move breaks down.

 

Newcastle have made a late attempt to scupper it by trying to get the player on loan.

 

The Geordies would be happy to take him for six months while he weighs up his options and, in the meantime, allow him the chance to prove his worth as a Premiership player.

 

Toon boss Glenn Roeder has made his interest clear and is awaiting a reply from Chelsea.

 

Wright-Phillips has already let it be known he is cool on any possible return to former club Manchester City.

 

Newcastle are also keen to net Manchester United’s England defender Wes Brown, while Everton’s James Beattie could also become a target if they fail to capture Liverpool’s Peter Crouch.

 

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Toon Track Faty

Wednesday 3 January, 2007

Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder will fly out to Rome next week to watch Roma's young rock, Ricardo Faty, when Roma face Parma.

 

The 21-year old moved to Roma from Strasbourg for 350,000 EUROS on a five-year contract last summer after the Italian side lost star Olivier Dacourt to Inter Milan.

 

Faty has only made 4 appearances for Roma this season, One being made in his Champion's League debut against Olympiacos at the Karaiskákis Stadium. Where he was given the job to man mark Rivaldo and Roma won the match 1-0 and Faty caught the eye of many.

 

The French Schemer is understood to be happy at Roma, but would welcome a move which offered more first team chances and with Newcastle struggling to string a starting 11 together this season with decamating injuries, It seems Ricardo Faty would be a good addition to a somewhat depleted Newcastle backline.

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Anyone called Faty opens up some great chant opportunites. Ill put forward bad manners right now :lol:

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Toon Track Faty

Wednesday 3 January, 2007

Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder will fly out to Rome next week to watch Roma's young rock, Ricardo Faty, when Roma face Parma.

 

The 21-year old moved to Roma from Strasbourg for 350,000 EUROS on a five-year contract last summer after the Italian side lost star Olivier Dacourt to Inter Milan.

 

Faty has only made 4 appearances for Roma this season, One being made in his Champion's League debut against Olympiacos at the Karaiskákis Stadium. Where he was given the job to man mark Rivaldo and Roma won the match 1-0 and Faty caught the eye of many.

 

The French Schemer is understood to be happy at Roma, but would welcome a move which offered more first team chances and with Newcastle struggling to string a starting 11 together this season with decamating injuries, It seems Ricardo Faty would be a good addition to a somewhat depleted Newcastle backline.

 

 

His brother Jacques is a superb defender too.

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Wednesday 3 January, 2007

Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder will fly out to Rome next week to watch Roma's young rock, Ricardo Faty, when Roma face Parma.

 

The 21-year old moved to Roma from Strasbourg for 350,000 EUROS on a five-year contract last summer after the Italian side lost star Olivier Dacourt to Inter Milan.

 

Faty has only made 4 appearances for Roma this season, One being made in his Champion's League debut against Olympiacos at the Karaiskákis Stadium. Where he was given the job to man mark Rivaldo and Roma won the match 1-0 and Faty caught the eye of many.

 

The French Schemer is understood to be happy at Roma, but would welcome a move which offered more first team chances and with Newcastle struggling to string a starting 11 together this season with decamating injuries, It seems Ricardo Faty would be a good addition to a somewhat depleted Newcastle backline.

 

He looks like a bean-pole of Crouch like proportions.... :lol:

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Newcastle are being tipped to make a move for Shaun Wright-Phillips which could spark some major transfer activity in the North East.

 

The England winger is understood to be surplus to requirements at Chelsea and a host of clubs are considering a swoop.

 

While West Ham are reported to be favourites, Newcastle are also said to be monitoring the situation.

 

Newcastle are already fairly well stocked in midfield - but they could indeed make way for Wright-Phillips with the departure of James Milner.

 

The England Under 21 star has impressed this term, but it remains to be seen whether he will be first choice in the long-term under Glenn Roeder.

 

Aston Villa, where Milner spent the previous season on loan, have admitted that they are unlikely to mount a fresh bid - but neighbours Middlesbrough are believed to be looking to strike a deal.

 

Boro showed an interest in August when Newcastle looked to try and prise Mark Viduka from Teesside. Their interest in the Australian remains, but his current form combined with Boro's perilous league position means they will not be willing to let him leave.

 

Another player said to be on Newcastle's list of targets is Chris Riggott and North East sources claim the two clubs are now in preliminary talks about a deal which could see Boro offer their defender plus some cash to land the young winger.

 

Boro are looking for a midfield spark and Milner could be the man to provide it, although they have also joined the expanding list of clubs taking a close look at Hibernian duo Kevin Thomson and Scott Brown - with assistant Malcolm Crosby watching them at the weekend.

 

http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=4...o+join+SWP+hunt

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Newcastle are being tipped to make a move for Shaun Wright-Phillips which could spark some major transfer activity in the North East.

 

The England winger is understood to be surplus to requirements at Chelsea and a host of clubs are considering a swoop.

 

While West Ham are reported to be favourites, Newcastle are also said to be monitoring the situation.

 

Newcastle are already fairly well stocked in midfield - but they could indeed make way for Wright-Phillips with the departure of James Milner.

 

The England Under 21 star has impressed this term, but it remains to be seen whether he will be first choice in the long-term under Glenn Roeder.

 

Aston Villa, where Milner spent the previous season on loan, have admitted that they are unlikely to mount a fresh bid - but neighbours Middlesbrough are believed to be looking to strike a deal.

 

Boro showed an interest in August when Newcastle looked to try and prise Mark Viduka from Teesside. Their interest in the Australian remains, but his current form combined with Boro's perilous league position means they will not be willing to let him leave.

 

Another player said to be on Newcastle's list of targets is Chris Riggott and North East sources claim the two clubs are now in preliminary talks about a deal which could see Boro offer their defender plus some cash to land the young winger.

 

Boro are looking for a midfield spark and Milner could be the man to provide it, although they have also joined the expanding list of clubs taking a close look at Hibernian duo Kevin Thomson and Scott Brown - with assistant Malcolm Crosby watching them at the weekend.

 

http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=4...o+join+SWP+hunt

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Toon Track Faty

Wednesday 3 January, 2007

Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder will fly out to Rome next week to watch Roma's young rock, Ricardo Faty, when Roma face Parma.

 

The 21-year old moved to Roma from Strasbourg for 350,000 EUROS on a five-year contract last summer after the Italian side lost star Olivier Dacourt to Inter Milan.

 

Faty has only made 4 appearances for Roma this season, One being made in his Champion's League debut against Olympiacos at the Karaiskákis Stadium. Where he was given the job to man mark Rivaldo and Roma won the match 1-0 and Faty caught the eye of many.

 

The French Schemer is understood to be happy at Roma, but would welcome a move which offered more first team chances and with Newcastle struggling to string a starting 11 together this season with decamating injuries, It seems Ricardo Faty would be a good addition to a somewhat depleted Newcastle backline.

 

We've already got Emre, we don't nee another heffa on our books.

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Crouch still tops Toon list

 

By MARTIN BLACKBURN

January 05, 2007

 

NEWCASTLE are convinced they can lure Liverpool striker Peter Crouch to St James’ Park.

 

The England ace scored for the Reds against Bolton at Anfield on Monday and insisted he was happy at Merseyside.

 

But the Toon are not ready to take No for an answer — and Liverpool’s interest in Mark Viduka has raised hopes.

 

Reds boss Rafa Benitez has also been keeping tabs on Spanish hitman David Villa.

 

Crouch remains top of Glenn Roeder’s January wish-list and the Toon boss is prepared to bide his time.

 

The big forward has indicated he would be happy on Tyneside if it turns out he has no long-term future at Liverpool.

 

The Toon have a crippling injury-list but Roeder insists he is generally looking for loans rather than permanent signings.

 

He said: “There are not a lot of quality players out there but this does not mean we cannot find two or three who will suit our needs.

 

“We have had Giuseppe Rossi on loan from Manchester United but can still take another couple in this transfer window and that’s what we may have to do.

 

“What I do not want to do is to sign players who we will be lumbered with for the next 3½ years.”

 

Meanwhile, American consortium Polygon have ended their interest in buying out Newcastle.

 

A statement read: “St James’ Park Group Limited confirms it is no longer in discussions regarding such a possible offer and has no intention of making an offer for Newcastle United PLC at this time.”

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AaB confirm Wurtz interest

 

AaB have confirmed that star midfielder Rasmus Wurtz is attracting attention from clubs across Europe.

 

The 23-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best players in the Danish Superligaen.

 

AaB have so far been able to resist the advances of a number of clubs, but with Wurtz's current deal fast running out, they are set to cash in during the transfer window.

 

Premiership side Newcastle United have been linked with Wurtz in the past, as have Marseille and Borussia Monchengladbach.

 

AaB sporting director Lynge Jacobsen has confirmed approaches from clubs in recent weeks, but insists any deal is far from being concluded.

 

"The interest for Rasmus has increased substantially over the last few weeks," confirmed Jacobsen to BT.

 

"But let me point out that it is only enquiries right now, we have not entered into negotiations."

 

 

 

http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=4...+Wurtz+interest

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Curbs makes Ben Haim move

 

Sam Allardyce has revealed that West Ham have become the first club to officially register their interest in Bolton defender Tal Ben Haim.

 

The struggling Hammers have contacted The Reebok Stadium regarding the availability of the defender who is out of contract at the end of the season.

 

Whilst The Trotters are doing their utmost to convince Ben Haim that his future is best served by staying at the club, a transfer battle for his signature looks set to ensue now Alan Curbishley has made his move.

 

The London side are in need of reinforcements in order to steer clear of the relegation zone and Allardyce has now confirmed that he has received an enquiry from Upton Park regarding his star defender.

 

"We've had an enquiry from West Ham," Allardyce told the Bolton News. "But that's all."

 

Ben Haim has also been linked with Chelsea and Portsmouth after refusing to commit his future to Bolton, but Allardyce is determined to try and keep hold of the former Maccabi Tel Aviv star.

 

Indeed, the Trotters boss is currently focused on strengthening his squad rather than losing a key element of his defence.

 

"The last thing we want is somebody going out," Allardyce added.

 

"If we can get one or more in, that would be fantastic. In the position we are in, we don't want to get too distracted by all the media speculation that revolves around the January transfer window and focus on our big game against Manchester City."

 

Allardyce has also denied that Ben Haim missed the FA Cup win over Doncaster to prevent him becoming cup tied.

 

 

 

 

http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=4...s+Ben+Haim+move

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Wednesday 3 January, 2007

Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder will fly out to Rome next week to watch Roma's young rock, Ricardo Faty, when Roma face Parma.

 

The 21-year old moved to Roma from Strasbourg for 350,000 EUROS on a five-year contract last summer after the Italian side lost star Olivier Dacourt to Inter Milan.

 

Faty has only made 4 appearances for Roma this season, One being made in his Champion's League debut against Olympiacos at the Karaiskákis Stadium. Where he was given the job to man mark Rivaldo and Roma won the match 1-0 and Faty caught the eye of many.

 

The French Schemer is understood to be happy at Roma, but would welcome a move which offered more first team chances and with Newcastle struggling to string a starting 11 together this season with decamating injuries, It seems Ricardo Faty would be a good addition to a somewhat depleted Newcastle backline.

 

We've already got Emre, we don't nee another heffa on our books.

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Wednesday 3 January, 2007

Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder will fly out to Rome next week to watch Roma's young rock, Ricardo Faty, when Roma face Parma.

 

The 21-year old moved to Roma from Strasbourg for 350,000 EUROS on a five-year contract last summer after the Italian side lost star Olivier Dacourt to Inter Milan.

 

Faty has only made 4 appearances for Roma this season, One being made in his Champion's League debut against Olympiacos at the Karaiskákis Stadium. Where he was given the job to man mark Rivaldo and Roma won the match 1-0 and Faty caught the eye of many.

 

The French Schemer is understood to be happy at Roma, but would welcome a move which offered more first team chances and with Newcastle struggling to string a starting 11 together this season with decamating injuries, It seems Ricardo Faty would be a good addition to a somewhat depleted Newcastle backline.

 

 

looks like Carlton Parmers long lost son!

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Wednesday 3 January, 2007

Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder will fly out to Rome next week to watch Roma's young rock, Ricardo Faty, when Roma face Parma.

 

The 21-year old moved to Roma from Strasbourg for 350,000 EUROS on a five-year contract last summer after the Italian side lost star Olivier Dacourt to Inter Milan.

 

Faty has only made 4 appearances for Roma this season, One being made in his Champion's League debut against Olympiacos at the Karaiskákis Stadium. Where he was given the job to man mark Rivaldo and Roma won the match 1-0 and Faty caught the eye of many.

 

The French Schemer is understood to be happy at Roma, but would welcome a move which offered more first team chances and with Newcastle struggling to string a starting 11 together this season with decamating injuries, It seems Ricardo Faty would be a good addition to a somewhat depleted Newcastle backline.

 

 

looks like Carlton Parmers long lost son!

 

Or anyones long son

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Word going round near me is that the unveiling today is going to be Leighton Baines. No news stories so I'm assuming it's bollocks. Would take him though.

If only that was the case.

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Watford seem to be resigned in losing Ashley Young

 

Adrian Boothroyd is to hold talks with Watford chairman Graham Simpson after admitting an £8million bid was 'on the table' for Ashley Young.

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